The goal is 10,000 … as you know.
And as of this post being published we are 0.5% of the way there.
Scratch that sentence. What a silly way to look at it.
Let’s try that again …
As of this post being published, we’re 0.5% of the way there! Isn’t that remarkable? I think it is.
So far, 50 people (plus myself) have done all of the following …
- Joined the email list
- Requested a wristband
- Received one for free, along with a handwritten note
- Sent me a picture, which has been posted on the wristband wall
Growth has been fast … and global!
When I relaunched this site a handful of weeks ago, I never expected the concept to catch on and for the community to build like it has.
And I definitely did not expect the committed, engaged audience to be so global.
I was floored (in a good way) when I just realized that I have already posted pictures of wristbands from the following countries:
- United Kingdom (2)
- Canary Islands
- United Arab Emirates (2)
- Canada (2)
That’s 12 of the 50 wristbands currently on the wall that are international … twenty-five percent!
Now for the kicker …
I’ve already sent out 90 wristbands. So barely more than half of the wristbands I’ve sent out are represented on the wall.
***This is a quick nudge-nudge reminder to anyone who has received their wristband but who hasn’t yet sent me a pic … to do so and send it to me! (It doesn’t count toward the 10,000 unless the pic goes on the wall.)
If you requested a wristband but haven’t yet received it, let me know so I can be sure yours was sent out***
Here are additional countries I have sent wristbands to:
- New Zealand
Plus more to Brazil and the Philippines.
So, in total, I have mailed wristbands to 15 different countries (including the U.S.). I know I should have expected this, considering the global nature of the web and all … but it still blows my mind.
It also fills me with an immense sense of appreciation and gratitude to all of you who have subscribed and requested a wristband. Thank you.
The power of primility at work
Going through the numbers reminded me of how universal this simple but powerful concept of primility is.
There is a reason why so many of you have responded to it so quickly. And there is a reason why influential thinkers have been discussing the balance of pride and humility for centuries.
And that reason is this:
- Balancing pride and humility is not easy — never has been and never will be.
- But when we do achieve this balance, each of us is capable of accomplishing incredible feats that improve not just our own individual lives, but the world around us.
That is worth aspiring to.
Thank you for joining me in this aspiration.
I want to hear from you …
First off, how great is that picture Jason Hobbs sent in — the post image above?
To make that picture even better, here’s the backstory: Jason actually rescued that cat when she was only one day old. Her poor little paws were infected. Jason nursed her back to health and, clearly, she’s now comfortable doing cat things like “innocently” feasting on her owner’s hand.
Now onto a few questions …
Do you already have your wristband? Comment below with how you explain to people what primility is and what it means to you.
Do you still need your wristband? Join the email list here.
When you do, I will follow-up with a personal email to welcome you and get your address … plus you’ll also start receiving the subscriber-only Sunday newsletter. (I save some of the best stuff I find each week for the newsletter, so you don’t want to miss it.)
Have anything else to add … about this post, last Sunday’s newsletter (about the proposed Primility Library), or any other post? Let’s talk below.
Together, we are carrying the torch for this ages-old strategy for self improvement and social betterment. It’s a big responsibility. Together, we can and will do it right.